Transgender toilet laws may seem like a long-fought war, but truth be told, it’s really only been a little over a year. What started as a small battle in Charlotte, North Carolina, has mushroomed into a national ideological civil war-sized conflict between right and left, straight and LGBT, but is a resolution closer than we think?
North Carolina reacted to the transgender toilet controversy by enacting a state-wide law, then President Obama overreacted with a national order of the opposite measure. So, who is right, wrong, or is the solution somewhere in the middle?
Transgender toilet controversies can be solved like most issues, and it does in fact lie in the middle. As Big R and D wage ideological warfare on either side, the resolution requires compromise like a parent or teacher finding the teeth-grinding middle ground that leaves everyone upset, but the problem solved. There are two outcomes to the transgender toilet wars that make sense, but again, neither quell the rage that is being concentrated on either side and fanned by ambitious politicians and groups during an election year.
A plurality of Americans say transgender individuals should be able to use the bathrooms of their choice — Poll: https://t.co/ThGhVzAGPO
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) May 24, 2016
Option A would be to simply cut off multiple toilet bathrooms and simply make them solo toilets, and with that, everyone can be happy using their bathroom of choice without running into the other.
“So what is Option B, you Neo-Nazi, LGBT hating, Right Winger,” you might say? Let only those who are fully the gender that corresponds with the picture outside use the toilet. So, make it transgender toilet law acceptable, except with one caveat, the fully transitioned person can also use that toilet. If you’re willing to go the full banana peel, then you’re likely not entering to get indecent with young children. The problem is that these transgender toilet compromises will never satiate the radicals.
One segment of the population is saying, “I am uncomfortable unless I use the toilet with the picture I identify with, whenever I identify with it,” while the other side is saying “I am uncomfortable with people who do not biologically from birth identify with the photo on the toilet door.” It is absurd on either side.
Despite myriad problems facing the U.S., the country finds itself arguing over the use of public restrooms. The same dirty, smelly, unkept, germ festivals that many avoid like the plague for fear of getting the newest disease. The economy and many other elements are in the proverbial toilet, but this issue is far more pressing and vexing to the nation at large.
To make matters worse, and to inflame the transgender toilet issue further, President Obama used his executive order powers (Who knew a constitutional president had such abilities) to declare all schools must allow transgender persons to use whatever bathroom they want, or lose federal funding, according to CBS 6.
The president, as usual, finds it expedient to use an iron fist of questionable executive power to force citizens to comply against their beliefs or conscience. Voters seeking congressional assistance find electorally and politically-paralyzed politicians, and the future presidential options from the two major parties agree with these policies and the means of their application. So much for the so-called “Conservative” Non-PC warrior Donald Trump.
— IKE PONO PAYNE (@BossIKE) May 15, 2016
Transgender toilet controversies have, sadly, fallen in the middle of big, fairly confusing, contested, detested, and not even a modicum or smidgen less opportunistic election.
Has anyone considered the potential altercation between a transgender person and someone who misconstrues their actions, or on the flip side, someone who uses it for perverse means? What about the effect on the business who owns said toilet? Are they liable, and how liable? With myriad other problems facing this country and the world, this is merely a distraction, and a divisive, hurtful one to all involved.
This is a personal and societal issue, not a governmental one. This is why a compromise to the transgender toilet controversy is best, and state transgender laws that are clearly written and understood implemented.
Can a compromise be found in the transgender toilet war? Yes. Will the compromise succeed to bring both transgender and straight folks together with everybody else? Quite unlikely. This writer has already addressed this issue for the Inquisitr last year before it became a hip conversation piece in the media, not unsurprisingly, that response was mocked.
When the people are unwilling to work together to find common ground or compromise, everyone suffers. Sadly, this is not first issue in America that so hopelessly divided and vitriolic, and it likely will not be the last.
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